Engineering the Future of Science in Texas:
Region 4 Science Conference
Join science educators for a 1-day science conference to explore best practices and effective tools to design and redesign how we teach science in all settings (face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid). Conference strands include leading science, embedding STEM practices, supporting diverse learners, incorporating pedagogy, and teaching science content. Learn more and register here.
Instructional Coaching Conference
October 28, 2021
Every educator needs a coach, but not everyone needs to be coached the same. Expand your instructional coaching repertoire and learn how to best help teachers build their instructional capacity. In this virtual conference, session topics include differentiating the roles of a coach, improving your coaching cycle, acquiring new coaching methods, virtual-remote coaching, refreshing PLCs, planning for student success, building relationships with teachers and administrators, and many more. Join us for this exciting virtual professional learning experience! Learn more and register here.
Reduction in the Use of Restraints: Legal Issues, Case Studies, and Prevention
November 5, 2021
Join us for a full day of presentations to enhance your understanding of the legislation and Texas Education Codes related to restraint. The Texas Education Agency and legal experts at Thompson & Horton, LLP, will give keynote presentations on critical legal issues around restraint.
Region 4 Dyslexia Conference
This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, coordinators, and others. Learn more and register here.
Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Virtual Conference
December 8, 2021
Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology. Learn more and register here.
Join other campus testing coordinators for this one-day conference focused on sharing best practices and networking with colleagues. This conference is presented in collaboration between Region 4 and the Texas Statewide Network of Assessment Professionals. Learn more and register here.
Join other mathematics educators for this one-day conference focused on creating meaningful mathematics experiences and effective learning possibilities for every math student. Attend mini-sessions that provide tools such as classroom-ready activities that bridge concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations of key mathematics concepts, strategies that include all learners, and technology-based activities. Learn more and register here.
Reading and Language Arts Virtual Conference
Students across the globe are experiencing the impact of lost instructional time. As educators we know that gaps in instruction can have immediate and long-term consequences for our students. There is a way to help. By leveraging the connection between reading and writing, instruction can be accelerated across all content areas. Region 4 is here to help you learn how.
Join us on February 11, 2022, for our annual Reading Language Arts conference. Hear from knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining professionals in the field such as Lester Laminack, author of Writers ARE Readers and Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum as well as Phil Bildner, author and creator of The Author Village! It will be a day filled with robust professional development opportunities addressing an array of literacy-related topics that span all grade levels. Learn more and register here.